Come visit “downtown” and meet the friendly locals, shopkeepers and the entire community known as a Sociable City and recently awarded "Best of the Road - Most Fun Small Town in America" by Rand McNally & USA Today. Delray Beach is a great city o live in. There is no shortage of things to do in Delray Beach, recently named "The Most Fun Small Town in America". Whether you're into extreme sports, wine tastings, festivals, arts, or cultural experiences there is literally something for everyone.
Leading Urban Retail Consultant, Robert Gibbs, named Atlantic Avenue. Delray Beach, as one of the top 10 great American Shopping Streets. In an USA Today article about urban shopping districts, he said, “They have what I call the X-Factor of Urbanism. Very cool, historic and filled with interesting shops and restaurants, surrounded with walkable neighborhoods. Vacationers spend more time shopping than on any other vacation activity, making these neighborhoods natural for travelers.”
A few years ago, municipalities were stating their downtowns lifeless, victims of regional shopping malls, online retailers and suburban sprawl. But some urban shopping districts have come back big time. Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue shopping and dining district is “decoratively lit, charming streetscapes are filled with an eclectic blend of unique shoppes and fabulous boutiques where the latest designer fashions for your wardrobe, home or office are yours to discover! Downtown Delray Beach offers a mix of shops not unlike New York's Madison Avenue and SoHo with a small town All-America City ambiance and friendly services.”
Discover the crystal clear Atlantic Ocean, visit unique galleries and boutiques on Atlantic Avenue by day. Enjoy a night of dining and entertainment at any of Delray Beach’s award winning cafés or restaurants. When you stay in “Florida’s Village by the Sea,” at one of the grand hotels or a quaint seaside inn, you will instantly feel the warm and friendly atmosphere that makes downtown Delray Beach such a joy to visit or live.
Come visit Delray Beach and meet the friendly locals, shopkeepers and the entire community known as a Sociable City and recently awarded "Best of the Road - Most Fun Small Town in America" by Rand McNally & USA Today.